Welcome to Association for Educational Communications and Technology

The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology.  AECT members may be found in colleges and universities; in the Armed Forces and industry; in museums, libraries, and hospitals; in the many places where educational change is underway.  AECT members carry out a wide range of responsibilities in the study, planning, application, and production of communications media for instruction.

The Association has become a major organization for those actively involved in the designing of instruction and a systematic approach to learning.  It provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas for its members and for target audiences; it is the national and international spokesperson for the improvement of instruction; and, it is the most recognized association of information concerning a wide range of instructional and educational technology.  Along with our members, we have numerous state and international affiliates who are all passionate about finding better ways to help people learn.  AECT is the oldest professional home for this field of interest and has continuously maintained a central position in the field, promoting high standards, both in scholarship and in practice.  AECT has 10 divisions and a Graduate Student Assembly that represent the breadth and depth of the field.  The association produces two print bimonthly journals, Educational Technology Research and Development and TechTrends, and three electronic journals, Journal of Formative Design in Learning, The Journal of Applied Instructional Design, and  International Journal of Designs for Learning.

2018 International Convention

Learning for ALL

October 23-27, 2018 Kansas City, MO

Upcoming Events




JSET-AECT 2018 Summer International Research Symposium

This research symposium aims to advance the work of researchers who are actively involved in the field of educational technology. It will bring togeth...




Deadline: Chapter Proposals: 'Game-based Assessment Revisited'

Call for Proposals: Prospective authors are invited to submit a chapter proposal by September 15, 2018 for the 'Game-based Assessment Revisited' ...




HKAECT Call for Proposal Deadline.

Call for Participation - SUBMISSION DEADLINE OCTOBER 15, 2018
HKAECT International Conference 2019
“Shaping the Future of Edu...

Latest News

New Privacy Statement

May 24, 2018

We’ve updated our Privacy Statement to support new EU data protection laws...

"Design for Designers" by Marty Siegel, Indiana University

July 24, 2018

The keynote presentation for the 2018 Research Symposium presented by Marty Sieg...


AECT Reference Library
AECT offers a huge reference library to our members as well as open source content.

The Definition and Terminology Committee
The Definition and Terminology Committee has issued a new and sooner to be published definition for Educational Technology:
'Educational technology is the study and ethical application of theory, research, and best practices to advance knowledge as well as mediate and improve learning and performance through the strategic design, management and implementation of learning and instructional processes and resources.'

Educational Partners